Ardmore Construction has been presented with the Construction and Maintenance Award at the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.
The black-tie event was held on 19 November at the Lancaster London Hotel and was hosted by survival expert Ray Mears. Ardmore Construction was up against three other organisations in the category but the judges commented that the company maintained high levels of training, embedding first aid into every new project.
The judges felt that first aid requirements were enshrined in Ardmore Construction’s company policy, with requirements written into the construction phase plan for each product, and essential information communicated to the team. Contact details and office location are clearly displayed on site hoardings, allowing members of the public as well as the workforce to easily access first aid assistance. Ardmore insists a sufficient number of first aiders are available to reach any incident within three minutes, wherever it occurs on site.
Bryan Toone, Health and Safety Director at Ardmore Construction commented:
“We’re delighted to have won the award. We partner with St John Ambulance, and all our first aid training is provided by them. They offer a brilliant service. We can run between 30 and 35 construction projects at any time, and we’ll always have at least three trained first aiders on each.”
Richard Evens, Chair of Judges for the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards, said:
“Ardmore Construction was a very deserving recipient – going the extra mile in ensuring high standards. The awards were a brilliantly uplifting night that showcased some truly amazing individuals and organisations that have made a real difference in local communities, not only through selflessly helping others but also campaigning for better training and improving first aid standards. I’m thrilled that our awards give these local heroes special recognition; celebrating their achievements as well as inspiring other people to be the difference.”
The evening showcased first aid success stories across the country, giving special recognition to those companies that go above and beyond the legal requirements in providing exceptional first aid standards.
Full details on the awards can be found at www.sja.org.uk/firstaidawards